Blotter: Aug. 12, 2009

Search on for two hikers

A search and rescue effort is under way in Eagle County for two hikers last seen Sunday afternoon approaching the summit of Mount of the Holy Cross. The two hikers, whom authorities haven’t identified, were last seen at approximately 13,500 feet moving the toward the 14,005-foot summit around 3:30 p.m., according to a news release from the Eagle County Sheriff’s Department.

A search started around 8 a.m. Tuesday when the pair didn’t return to their campsite at Cross Creek. Another hiker reported them overdue. Searchers were expected to head out again this morning. Sheriff’s spokeswoman Shannon Cordingly said the hikers are not Eagle
County residents.

Girl had injured ferret

A man in the 2900 block of Orchard Avenue called Mesa County Sheriff’s deputies on Monday and said he saw a young girl carrying an injured ferret in one hand and a knife in the other. Deputies contacted the 11-year-old girl and concluded the injury to the animal was unintentional. A report said the child was home alone, and that deputies contacted the Department of Human Services.

Vandals damage restrooms

The Delta Police Department said damage totaled about $1,700 after sinks, toilets, urinals and other unspecified items were ripped from the walls at the Fort Uncompahgre Visitor’s Center restroom on Gunnison River Drive.  Several of the items were smashed into numerous pieces of the floor.

Officers were called to the facility around 4:30 a.m. on Monday. Anyone with information about the destruction is asked to call Delta police at 874-7676, or 874-2015.

According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

• A 16-year-old boy was booked Sunday into the Department of Youth Corrections on suspicion of vandalism and abusing toxic vapors in the 2800 block of Cascade Court.

• A man called police from Community Hospital on Sunday afternoon and reported he was assaulted by several men at a friend’s house. The man, who police say suffered serious bodily injury, made the report three days after he said the incident happened.

According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

• A woman in the 3000 block of D Road reported Monday that someone has been leaving unwanted notes in her mailbox. She suspects the same person has been doing it. Deputies left a message with the man suspected in the case.

• Deputies on Monday became suspicious at the sight of several people on top of a home’s roof late in the evening. When contacted, the people explained they lived there and were stargazing.

• A Clifton man was served with summons on Monday after he reported ordering four pizzas and having them delivered to a home that wasn’t his.

• Deputies were called Monday to the 3200 block of E Road on a report of that an intoxicated woman was screaming, kicking and urinating on people, while breaking several items at a residence. The owner of the property refused to press charges.


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